The Copenhagen Fellowship
June 5 – 30, 2022 | Climate Change, Human Rights, and Democracies in Crisis
Join us for three weeks in Copenhagen, as we dive into the complex issues of Climate Change, Human Rights, and Democracies in Crisis
In 2023 the Copenhagen Fellowship explores issues of Climate Change, Human Rights, and Democracies in Crisis*
How do we ensure democracy and human rights in a world of crisis and upheaval? How do we avoid losing sight of climate change in the midst of all the present crises of the world today? And how do we avoid action turning into apathy?
The 2023 the Copenhagen Fellowship will focus on climate change, democracy and human rights in a world in crisis, and explore how we can strengthen active citizenship and inspire continued action. Through workshops, discussions and presentations by experts, politicians, NGOs, activists and other actors in these fields, the purpose of this Fellowship is to equip Fellows with knowledge of how to engage with society’s greatest challenges of today, and to explore concrete ways of action.
Applications open on Dec 5th. Want to get notified?Sign up here!
*Due to COVID-19, we reserve the right to modify or cancel the program for reasons beyond our control.
What is the Fellowship?
Become part of a challenging, diverse and inspiring network of change makers
The Humanity in Action Fellowships are rich, intense, challenging and deeply rewarding learning environments, where you, as a Fellow, spend 2-4 weeks with about 25 peers from around the world emerging yourself in topics of social justice, democracy, and human rights.
Humanity in Action offers several Fellowships each year in June in different cities in Europe and in the US. Learn more about our other 2023 Fellowships- (Please note, that if you are a Danish based applicant, you may not be eligible for all of them):
What We Offer
Participation in our Fellowships are free of charge
Our program offers you a unique opportunity to study and learn with an international group of (future) change makers. And to connect with our global network of Senior Fellows, who have already initated change.
The month-long program provides a country and context-specific curriculum that examines historical and contemporary challenges to human rights, pluralism and equality. The topics are illuminated by a wide range of experts, workshops, site visits, Fellow presentations and discussions.
After the Fellowship, Fellows embark on developing civil society initiatives in their own communities, the Action Projects. The Fellowship comes with an ongoing virtual training program from August 2023 to May 2024.previous years to get a sense of the daily rhythms and foci of the programs.
The Structure of the Program
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2023 Copenhagen Fellowship!
The International Program | June 5 and 6, 2023 (virtual)
We will virtually join the entire international 2023 Human in Action cohort of about 100 Fellows to discuss community building, relevant human rights issues and courses for civil engagement (expect full day or evening program).
The Copenhagen Fellowship | June 8 – 30, 2022 (in-person in Copenhagen, Denmark)
About 25 Fellows from around the world will gather in Copenhagen to learn from local experts, activists, politicians, community members, and each other (expect full day program, and some evening and weekend program).
Read about our other Fellowships here.
Action Projects and Action Project Lab Series | August 2023 – May 2024 (virtual)
After the Fellowship, all Fellows are tasked with developing an Action Project within the next 11 months of the Fellowship. During this time Fellows meet virtually for the Action Project Lab Series, an online training program designed to assist Fellows implement their projects and to keep in touch with their peers and the Humanity in Action community. (The workshops will not exceed 2 hours).
Recent Fellowship Speakers
Our speakers, trainers and panelists come from a wide range of professions and backgrounds. They love to share their perspectives with you.
Explore Action Projects
An Action Project is an independent venture focused on promoting democratic values in the Fellows' own communities. Action Projects are as diverse as our Fellows. Past Action Projects have been documentaries, arts festivals, and new organizations that serve a public good.
Under Huden (Under the Skin) - A podcast about Inuit tattoos, spiritism and women's power
Senior Fellows Emilie Helene Holm and Mahela Nilsson created this podcast about Inuit tattoos, spiritism and women's power, with tattoo artist, researcher and storyteller Maya Sialuk Jacobsen
The personal is political: Active Citizenship Workshop
Senior Fellow Eiko Oguchi aimed, with this project, to encourage high school students in Japan to become active citizens in their community through a 5-day online workshop.
ARTIVISM - on the use of Art as a social transformation tool
Inspired by the collective actions of Youth Peace Ambassadors Network, Maciej Rotowski of the 2019 Warsaw Fellowship organized a 5 day-long training on artivism in Spain. Together with YPAN he brought together artists and activists and equipped them with necessary tools to advance peace and human rights.
Get a glimpse of the 2019 Copenhagen Fellowship
Alumni of the Copenhagen Fellowship
After completing the Copenhagen Fellowship, our Fellows go on to change the world
Anne Katrine Ebbesen
Senior Fellow, Project Consultant, Danish Institute for Human Rights
2013 Copenhagen Fellowship
DeLesslin "Roo" George-Warren
Queer artist, researcher, and organizer from Catawba Indian Nation
2014 Copenhagen Fellowship
Independent consultant and writer
2005 Copenhagen Fellowship
Become a Fellow
Every year, new Humanity in Action Fellows come together in six cities across Europe and the United States to study how and why people confront intolerance and protect democratic values.
01 Year duration
135 Fellows per year